TO ALLOW FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CITY HALL,
30448 RANCHO VIEJO RD. #110
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 92675
Please be aware that City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment for all building permit requests as all building permit requests need to be submitted in person with hard copy plans. Also, to facilitate the permit process, a completed building permit application is required to schedule an appointment.
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The Building Department oversees all building permit applications for new construction and renovation. The services provided include plan check review, building permit issuance, inspections, and the maintenance of historical records related to issued building permits.
The State updates the California Code of Regulations on a triannual cycle. The current edition is the 2019 California Code of Regulations. The new 2022 California Building Standards Code will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. All projects submitted before or on December 23, 2022, are permitted to comply with the 2019 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. All project applications submitted after December 23, 2022, must conform to the new 2022 Code regulations.
An encroachment permit from the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is required for projects requesting water and sewer connection to public mainline facilities. A Waste Discharge Permit Application from SMWD may also be required and must be processed before a City Building Permit can be issued. For more information, please see the related SMWD links below.